SOAPBOX® mini-motivation: be brave …tomorrow

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”     ~ Mary Anne Radmacher, author & artist

Ever had a day where you woke up with the best of intentions in mind, with your hair on fire to make a difference and leave your mark on this world, and with a sense of clarity that could power through any obstacle…. only to have it all seemingly stomped on my noon?  Missteps and metaphorical missiles blew your intentions to bits.  Challenges and chiding people doused your ignited spirit with doubt and drama.  And confusion clouded your once impervious vision.  And there you sat and the day’s close wondering what the hell happened?  How did all the proverbial S&!T hit the fan when you were sure you woke up on the side of the bed that promised purpose, achievement, peace and joy.

Those are days no one cares to speak of, but we all know happen more often than not.  They are part and parcel to being human.

To being alive.

That said, each night as you retire to allow the next morning to arrive… listen for the voice of courage.  For its message sears your heart and spine with the unshakable bravery and reminds you to place your armor, ideas, determination and enthusiasm by the foot of your bed.  For perhaps tomorrow is your day to overcome and celebrate.     ~ KD

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman.

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Just this past March Kimberlie Dykeman   teamed up with the marketplace motivational giant Successories to inspire the masses.  Showcasing Kimberlie’s gift for infusing vignettes with jolts of poignant wisdom, Successories began adding another layer to its offerings of bringing perspective, optimism and purpose to each company’s work environment and to each employee’s individual home life.   To date, Successories has incorporated Dykeman’s SOAPBOX® mini-motivations into its monthly newsletter, YouTube channel and Pinterest page.   The latest development with Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises is a website section showcasing “Kimberlie Dykeman Approved” products.  This new feature launches with brand new posters that were actually inspired by Successories subscribers!

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SOAPBOX of the week: varicose values

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”    – Malcolm Forbes, publisher

So, you’re not a millionaire, not married, not famous, not a Harvard grad, not the neighborhood Martha Stewart or Ward Cleaver, not sporting a 6-pak and an Olympic Medal.  Hmm.  DO you even remember when these “line items” became the ultimate brass rings to pursue?  And what if they never do become your reality?  Would you be less valuable or treated better by those folks who really matter?  At some point, you chose to pedestal these iconic titles, characteristics and achievements, and in doing so unknowingly backhanded yourself, diminishing the quality of you!  Now, what if you are a dedicated worker bee or entrepreneur?  Are patient for just the right person to come along?  Are investing daily in your health and wellness?  Have earned the respect of your community and coworkers?  Stand wise beyond your years from the school of life?  Perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your portfolio and acknowledge the tremendous gains you have made.  Folks, set-in-stone, lofty goals can only overshadow your maturing greatness –indeed keep striving, but always celebrate the currency of your current reality.

Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman.   

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SOAPBOX of the week: be the ball, Danny

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”    – Henry Ford, inventor and innovator

It’s hard not to miss, isn’t it?  The God-awful wallpaper of challenges, failures and plain ole negativity “decorating” the path towards your prized pinnacle of being a successful little entrepreneur with the next great idea!  The naysayers projecting their own fears.  The intimidating competition.  The economic climate and trends.  The first job you got fired from.  Sexism, racism, and double standards.  Your unsupportive family.  The time, energy, connections and money…you don’t seem to have enough of.  The degree you don’t have.    The kids you’re trying to raise….alone.  The fact that you’re petrified to speak in public and wouldn’t know a proper business plan if smacked you in the face.  Your age, weight, looks, and last name.  Yup, it’s hard not to notice the oodles of obstacles.  That is, of course, if you let them divert you from your purpose.  So, don’t!  Stay the path, friends, and obligate yourself to continuing with clarity and fastidious focus and the distracting walls of worries will fade from sight. 


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SOAPBOX of the week: ode to happiness

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.”     – Anonymous

Relax and open your mind to embrace and absorb this overtly fundamental, yet life-saving concept of candor. Grab hold of its depth and pour a pitcher of happiness in acceptance of your current reality. Then wade into the flood of prompting prose and choose tidal change over drowning correction.

Create bolder. Rescue braver. Shine brighter.
Explore broader. Relax calmer. Fight cleaner.
Speak clearer. Follow closer. Lounge cooler.

Breathe deeper. Save earlier. Travel farther.
Run faster. Dream fiercer. Commit firmer.
Pray forever. Trust freer. Retreat fresher.

Laugh fuller. Befriend gentler. Celebrate grander.
Think greener. Cook healthier. Practice harder.
Fly higher. Treat kinder. Donate larger.

Stay up later. Eat leaner. Pack lighter.
Sleep longer. Hang looser. Sing louder.
Write neater. Play nicer. Walk prouder.

Forgive quicker. Preach quieter. Share richer.
Drive safer. Dress sharper. Plan simpler.
Chew slower. Owe smaller. Discipline softer.

Reply sooner. Aim straighter. Sweat stricter.
Kiss sweeter. Serve swifter. Stand taller.
Hug tighter. Lavish thicker. Build tougher.

Perform truer. Touch warmer. Smile wider.
Dance wilder. Spend wiser. Act younger.
Work smarter. Feel stronger. Look better. Live longer.

Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman.  This vignette is an excerpt from “Pure Soapbox… a cleansing jolt of perspective, motivation, and humor” .   Pure Soapbox available nationwide online and where books are sold.
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SOAPBOX of the week: communication transpiration

“The next message you need is right where you are.”    – Ram Dass, author and spiritual teacher

Each day you’re bombarded with contradicting messages, caught in the cross-fire of the present-tense purists and future-perfect fanatics.  One sizzles immediate gratification, a mindful calm sans calendars, and lessened let-down of expectations; while the other lures you with earned harvests, clarity from timelined plans, and the believable creation of your Big Picture dream.  So what’s the best ideology to follow?  Well, I say, read the ingredients so you know what’s “going down”, but then go ahead and swallow ‘em both!  The mixture yields the very best of combination for all of us: an appreciation of the here-and-now in all its glory, plus a hand-crafted hopeful lifeline of tomorrows.  Spontaneity can pair fabulously with the spreadsheets and scheduling …if you choose to allow it.  For ultimately, the more you commit to knowing thyself, the more obvious it becomes which recipe to nosh on, and when.  Now is the only constant, folks.  Changing your perspective of where you are and will yourself to be will potently power you both today and to infinity.

Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman
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